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Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)

The Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion (CLGS) was established at Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California and opened its doors in the fall of 2000.



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Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Note: This recording contains educational information on sex and sexuality. Description: This project provided spiritual support for gay and lesbian people and those living with AIDS.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Note: Due to original recording, video is low quality. Description: MCC's participation in gay pride and insight into the Pride celebration.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Note: Due to original recording, part 1 and 2 end abruptly. Description: The final sermon that Troy Perry preached as the pastor of MCC Los Angeles before becoming the full time leader of the denomination.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Description: This is one of Troy Perry's efforts to reach people with a positive, faith-based message about homosexuality.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC, Samaritan College
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Note: Due to original recording: high amount of hum. Description: Rev. Troy Perry was the closing preacher at a world-wide gathering of MCC members and leaders that took place in Sacramento. Here he mobilizes people for the work ahead, particularly at this time when communities were very hard hit with AIDS.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Note: Due to original recording: horizontal black lines appear across video, see 00:02:11.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Emmanuel Metropolitan Community Church of Albuquerque
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Description: This rally outside the federal building in Los Angeles protested the ban against HIV positive people from entering the US. The ban impacted MCC members from other countries who wanted to attend conferences or trainings in the US. The ban affected many MCC members.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Note: This recording contains homophobic language. Due to original recording, there is a high amount of hiss on tape and the program begins abruptly. Description: Michael Mank was an MCC Pastor; he compiled information on Robert Schuller's views on homosexuality. Schuller was the pastor of the Crystal Cathedral in Southern California.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC, Samaritan College
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Description: Samaritan College was an alternative theological institution; these video tapes let us understand what was being taught to those seeking ordination, which reflects the needs and values of the congregations and leadership. It is important to note that this took place before LGBTQ people had access to more than a handful of seminaries.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Note: Due to original recording, video content does not begin until 00:01:10. Description: Office of Ministry Resources, UFMCC
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Golden Gate MCC
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Description: This video offers an insight into the start of a new congregation in San Francisco on the day they were chartered.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC, Samaritan College
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Note: Due to original recording, there is a high amount of hiss present. Description: Samaritan College was an alternative theological institution; these video tapes let us understand what was being taught to those seeking ordination, which reflects the needs and values of the congregations and leadership. It is important to note that this took place before LGBTQ people had access to more than a handful of seminaries.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Perry, Troy
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Note: Due to original recording, right channel is recorded at a lower level on part 1, static is present, recording is distorted at times, audio volume drops around 8:45-10:00 in part 1, and part 1 ends abruptly. Description: A recording of the final sermon that Troy Perry preached as the pastor of MCC Los Angeles before becoming the full time leader of the denomination.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Description: On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles church, the group looked back at their histories and accomplishments; this offers insights into how people viewed their own history.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Note:  Contains partial nudity and homophobic language.  Description: Memorial video.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC; Wilson, Nancy
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Note: Note: contains partial nudity, discussion of sexuality, trauma, and death, homophobic language. Description: This workshop offered a feminist perspective on the ways in which people talk about faith; addresses the need for language that reflects the experiences of women and men. UFMCC, Reverend Elder Nancy Wilson.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC
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Note: Due to original recording, there is high contrast. Description: Members of MCC Glendale perceived the appearance of the face of the Virgin Mary in the wall of their worship location. This information documents some of that experience, including non-gay visitors who came to view the sight.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC, Samaritan College
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Description: Samaritan College was an alternative theological institution; these video tapes let us understand what was being taught to those seeking ordination, which reflects the needs and values of the congregations and leadership. It is important to note that this took place before LGBTQ people had access to more than a handful of seminaries.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC, Samaritan College
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Note: Due to original recording: high amount of hiss is present. Description: Samaritan College was an alternative theological institution; these video tapes let us understand what was being taught to those seeking ordination, which reflects the needs and values of the congregations and leadership. It is important to note that this took place before LGBTQ people had access to more than a handful of seminaries.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC, Samaritan College
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Description: Samaritan College was an alternative theological institution; these video tapes let us understand what was being taught to those seeking ordination, which reflects the needs and values of the congregations and leadership. It is important to note that this took place before LGBTQ people had access to more than a handful of seminaries.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Fairbanks, Pamela; Perry, Troy; Thomas, Neil
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Description: A cable-TV program from people of faith in the gay neighborhood of West Hollywood. Reverend Neil Thomas, Pamela Fairbanks, Reverend Troy Perry.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Note: Due to original recording, recording is distorted at times, program begins and ends abruptly. The recording varies between the right and left channel. Description: These services include sermons by Rev. Troy Perry, the founder of MCC and an early gay rights advocate.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC
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Note: Due to original recording: video noise visible in picture, unstable control track, video levels and color hue vary throughout program, and there are occasional video hits throughout. Description: These video tape provides examples of worship and preaching, which outlined key concepts and political priorities.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: Betacam
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC
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Note: Due to original recording, there is a high background noise. Description: Samaritan College was an alternative theological institution; these video tapes let us understand what was being taught to those seeking ordination, which reflects the needs and values of the congregations and leadership. It is important to note that this took place before LGBTQ people had access to more than a handful of seminaries.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
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Note: Due to original recording, recording begins abruptly, has distortion, and has high background noise. Description: John Briggs on KABC. Troy Perry worked diligently against the Briggs Initiative, which would have banned LGBTQ teachers in California; this is Brigg's response to Perry.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Note: Due to original recording, program begins abruptly, static and distortion present at times, some of the recording is almost inaudible at the beginning of part 2 recording ends abruptly. Description: A worship service at MCC Los Angeles. This was a special occasion with guest speakers.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC
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Description: A special service at MCC Los Angeles.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego
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Note: Due to original recording, there is a high hum in background and at times it is distorted. Description: The tape offers an insight into worship services and LGBT religious thought in San Diego.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Perry, Troy
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Note: Due to original recording, the audio ends abruptly and there is a high amount of hiss on tape. Description: Troy Perry was known for his acceptance of both faith and homosexuality.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Note: Description: Lucy Blue and Vox Femina were lesbian-identified musicians who performed at MCC; this documents a performance. Women's music was a vital part of lesbian cultural development.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: VHS
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Note: Due to original recording, it starts abruptly and there is a high amount of hiss throughout recording. Description: Jerri Ann Harvey was an evangelist and musician, who was a lesbian from a Pentecostal background.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Note: Due to original recording, recording is distorted at times.
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Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Call Number : CLGS 110/1
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 1 Page of 1: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
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Note: This recording contains homophobic and racist language.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Note: Due to original recording, recording is distorted at times and there is a high background noise on tape. Description: Troy Perry's reflections on the denomination's history.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of San Diego
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Note: Due to original recording, there is some warble in the recording and audio ends abruptly. Description: Reverend Sherre Boothman, MCC San Diego. Rev. Boothman was the leader of educaton for the denomination and this service includes information about educational efforts.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by State of California
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Call Number : CLGS 4412
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 8 Pages of 8: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Conrad, Paul; Perry, Troy
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Note: Due to original recording, static is present and recording ends abruptly. Description: An interview with the founder of MCC, Rev. Troy Perry.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Note: Due to original recording: recording begins abruptly, some warble present and left channel volume drops numerous times on part 1, part 1 ends abruptly. Description: These audiotapes represent some of the very earliest LGBT-positive religious services, including sermons. Very little of this material is available and we are not aware of any similar audiofiles that have been digitized. These would allow a new insight into theological and spiritual ideas of the early community.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 78 Pages of 78: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Farrell, David
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Note: Due to original recording: some distortion, there is a high frequency background noise, part 1 begins and ends abruptly and part 2 begins abruptly. Description: MCC San Diego hosted a radio program for LGBTQ people and allies. This shows the public facing nature of the congregation and its views. Reverend David Farrell, MCC San Diego, was the host.
Topic: californiarevealed
Source: 1 Tape of 1: 1/8 inch audio cassette
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Description : Introducing Rev. Troy D. Perry and The Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches, prepared by Bo Stewart, Editor, MCC News. Call Number : CLGS 110/6
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 14 Page of 14: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Description : Program and insert: Pentecost Sunday Interchurch Picnic and Worship, Sunday May 14, 1978.
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 14 Pages of 14: Pamphlet (8.5 x 5.5 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Samaritan Bible College
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Description : Agape/Love Newsletter, created by the Samaritan Bible Seminary, vol. 1, no. 1, June 1973.
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newsletter (8.5 x 7 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Eastman, Donald M.
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Call Number : CLGS 44/4
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 44 Pages of 44: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Sacramento
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Description : Logos: The Word Made Flesh. An Outreach of MCC. September-November 1973.
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 8 Pages of 8: Newsletter (8.5 x 7 in.)
Call Number : CLGS 4413
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 22 Pages of 22: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Samaritan Theological Institute
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Call Number : CLGS 44/5
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 6 Pages of 6: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Description : Program: The Metropolitan Community Church Chancel Choir, directed by John Wesley, Presents The Christmas Story by Heinrich Schutz
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 8 Page of 8: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Description : MCC's Search for a Church, volume 3, March 7, 1971. Call Number : CLGS 110/5
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 1 Page of 1: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
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by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Description : A handwritten note with a schedule for MCC Wednesday Prayer Service, written by Fred Sferrazzo to Reverend Troy Perry. Dated September 22, 1971.
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 2 Page of 2: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by Metropolitan Community Church of Los Angeles
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Description : Holy Week Services program, March 27, 1970 Call Number : CLGS 110/2
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 8 Page of 8: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)
Description : National Alcoholic Ministry of the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. This directory serves to provide interested persons with specific information concerning the times and places during which A.T., A.A, and AL-ANON meet nationwide.
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 16 Pages of 16: Pamphlet (8.5 x 5.5 in.)
Center for LGBTQ Studies in Religion (CLGS)
by UFMCC
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Description : Fifth Annual General Conference: August 7 through August 11, 1972, describes daily conference activities throughout the week. Call Number : CLGS 4419
Topics: californiarevealed, LGBTQ
Source: 1 Page of 1: Document (8.5 x 11 in.)